Australians use Facebook during some of the most intimate moments of life, according to a recent survey, suggesting that social networking is becoming a growing obsession.
Australians use Facebook and other social networks while in the bathroom, in church, and during sex, according to a recent survey, suggesting that social networking is an obsession for some.
Social media marketing firm Tick Yes conducted the survey of close to 900 people and found out some surprising things about people's online habits.
We all know that people check social networks at work, and this was confirmed in the report, with 51.6 percent logging on during office hours.
41.9 per cent check status updates and tweets while watching TV, which is probably driving television advertisers crazy.
33.8 percent use social media while in bed and 23.3 per cent use it during meals. We might also see the shopping lists of 14.8 per cent of people, who might be better off browsing price comparison websites instead.
Somehwat surprisingly, however, 21.5 percent of people use social networks while in the bathroom, which might make you think twice about borrowing someone's phone to make a call.
Even more shocking is that 3.2 percent log onto Facebook, Twitter and other social networks in a place of worship, such as a church, synagogue or mosque. This will probably be the next big faux pas instead of snoring during a sermon.
And finally 2.8 percent of those asked said they used social networks while having sex. Out of those, nearly two thirds were men. We can only imagine what they were tweeting about.
It is not surprising then that 4.9 percent admitted that they were addicted to social media. We expect the real number is probably much higher than that.
“The survey confirms a number of things,” said Peter Applebaum, managing director of Tick Yes. “We weren’t surprised that Facebook is far and away the most popular social media site, nor that almost half of those surveyed said that their social media usage has increased in the last year. But what did raise a few eyebrows is the extent to which Australians will stop what they’re doing – however enjoyable it may be – to respond to a tweet or post or update.”
Source: Press Release